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Stories from Friday, April 8, 2011

Parker appointed to Fillmore Town Council at meeting (04/08/11)
FILLMORE -- When it came time for the Fillmore Town Council to choose a new member, the two remaining members went with experience. At Thursday's monthly meeting, council members Wes Terhune and Alan Jones appointed former Dixie Chopper administrator Tami Parker as the board's Third Ward representative...
Local fraternity helps Australian brother (04/08/11)
On Thursday, the members of Alpha Tau Omega, as well as several other participating fraternities and sororities, gathered on the East College grass and set up a grill, speakers and the rest of a small golf course for their fundraiser. Though the event was fun, the reason for having it was decidedly less so...
High school gives away trees in town (04/08/11)
This Saturday the Greencastle High School Environmental Club will sponsor a tree giveaway from 8 to 11 a.m. John Garner, a science teacher and club sponsor, said he got the idea on a drive through a neighboring community. "About three years ago I came through Crawfordsville and there was a church there giving trees away." Garner said. "We first did it two years ago and Pike Lumber Company sponsored us then. "...
Putnam County holds pond field day (04/08/11)
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a pond field day on April 18 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Hosts for the field day are Ron and Carol Smith located at 4846 E. County Road 50 S. Fillmore. Ponds once served a utilitarian purpose as a source of water for farm livestock. While this practice has changed as other watering systems have become more readily available, ponds' popularity as recreational areas for families has grown...
Jasonville mushroom hunter struck by stray bullet (04/08/11)
COALMONT -- A 42-year-old mushroom hunter suffered a broken leg Sunday afternoon when he was struck by an apparent stray bullet. Charles Bickel, Jasonville, was hunting mushrooms on family-owned property near Coalmont in Sullivan County when the apparently accidental shooting occurred. The original 911 call was received at 4:20 p.m...
GHS hangs with sectional foe Mustangs (04/08/11)
The signs of improvement were apparent Thursday as Greencastle battled Edgewood on the softball diamond, but the Mustangs were strong enough to walk away with a 4-0 win and leave GHS looking for its first win of the season. Despite suffering their fourth loss of the season, GHS head coach Chasity Wood likes what she's seeing and believes her team is headed in the right direction...
Eagles battle Northview, Owen Valley on the track (04/08/11)
BRAZIL -- The South Putnam coed track teams traveled to Northview Thursday to face the Knights and Owen Valley. The girls won in a close contest with Northview 67-66, while the boys were third behind Northview (82 pts.) and Owen Valley (55 pts.) with 30 points...
North Putnam gets 1st win (04/08/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam baseball team got its first win of the season by downing Turkey Run 11-4 Thursday at home. Kyler Badten led the way for the Cougars with three hits, including a double and a homerun. He also had three RBIs on the night. Jake Haste put in a 3-for-5 performance at the plate with three RBIs. Austin Day and Kaleb Belcher were 2-for-3, while Blake Knowling and Brian Fraizer both had a hit each...
North Putnam shuts down Eminence (04/08/11)
The North Putnam softball team defeated Eminence 2-1 Thursday at home. Lauren Green pitched a one-hit complete game with 11 strikeouts. She also went 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI triple. Katie Welch and Morgan Robinson were 2-for-3 at the plate, while Alyssa Roberts and Bridget Johnston had one hit each...
Police Scanner for April 8 (04/08/11)
Sheriff's Department Albrecht drove into the intersection, saying she did not see Kessler approaching. Kessler said he had no time to avoid the collision, and Albrecht's truck hit his car in the left side. Kessler was temporarily trapped in his car, but was assisted out of the vehicle by personnel from Bainbridge and Roachdale fire departments and PMH ambulance...
Hailstones the size of meteorologists' heads ... (04/08/11)
This is not one of those things I easily admit to, but television weather forecasters fascinate me. Maybe it's the time of the year that's responsible, what with Indiana and our mutant spring snowfall, tornado warnings or watches and pollen count patterns all vying for TV time...
A day in the life (04/08/11)
Way back at the beginning of the year (it was so long ago) I had a bright idea. Why don't I work on a series of stories where I follow people around at their jobs for a day and then write about the experience? It wasn't really a new idea. Back when I worked for The Review Republican and The Fountain County Neighbor, I did exactly this. ...
A piece of the cookie (04/08/11)
To the editor: Consider this joke going around the internet: A CEO, a tea party member, and a union worker are all sitting at a table when a plate with a dozen cookies arrives. Before anyone else can make a move, the CEO reaches out to rake in eleven of the cookies. When the other two look at him in surprise, the CEO locks eyes with the Tea Party member. "You better watch him," the executive says with a nod toward the union worker. "He wants a piece of your cookie."...
Thanks for supporting Wizards event (04/08/11)
Letter to the Editor: The South Putnam Community Education Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make our recent Harlem Wizards Fundraiser a tremendous success. Special thanks go to Matt Griswold, South Putnam AD for all his assistance, all the Principals and their secretaries who helped with ticket sales, our Foundation Board members, the South Putnam Super Eagles Team members along with coach Dan Pucket and Referee PJ Pitts. ...
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